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We speak of earthquakes, floods, and wildfires as 'natural disasters'. In this provocative book, Ilan Kelman argues that the true disaster is not caused by natural phenomena, but by human choices which leave people unprepared and at terrible risk. He explores how we can and should act to stop people dying when nature unleashes its powers.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
We speak of earthquakes, floods, and wildfires as 'natural disasters'. In this provocative book, Ilan Kelman argues that the true disaster is not caused by natural phenomena, but by human choices which leave people unprepared and at terrible risk. He explores how we can and should act to stop people dying when nature unleashes its powers.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 167
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Februar 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 223mm x 139mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 302g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198841340
  • ISBN-10: 0198841345
  • Artikelnr.: 57748924
Autorenporträt
Ilan Kelman is Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway. His overall research interest is linking disasters and health, including the integration of climate change into disaster research and health research.
Inhaltsangabe
Prelude: Disasters are not natural
1 An island shattered
2 Nature's hazards
3 The story of vulnerability
4 Vulnerability by choice
5 Making the choice
6 Making the change
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